My sister is studying abroad in China, where she discovered that the man who delivers water to her dorm is a multitalented fellow. Growing up, he always wanted to learn musical instruments but could never afford them, so he taught himself to imitate them instead.
Traditional Chinese instrument (a qin, perhaps?):
A more guitar-like stringed instrument, albeit still with a very distinct Chinese sound:
I realize these videos would be more convincing if the sound was synced properly. They fell out of sync when I uploaded them. I don't really know what to do about that.